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Completing a Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney (POA) is one type of advance directive that allows you to authorize another person to act on your behalf. POA's are not just for people who are sick or old. If something happened to you and you ended up in the hospital, how would your bills get paid, or your other personal business taken care of? This series goes over the Power of Attorney form, including the options allowed and walks through filling out each section

Authored By: Alaska Legal Services - Anchorage

Filling out the Form: Sections 8 and 9 - Notices

Power of Attorney Series

Power of Attorney Series

Sections 8 and 9 are simply notices.  There is nothing to complete in either section.

Section 8-- Revocation of a Power of Attorney

Section 8 simply emphasizes that you can revoke or amend your POA form whenever you wish, as long as you have the mental capacity to do so.

Section 9 --  Notice to Third Parties

Likewise, Section 9 just provides information to third parties – those people or places with whom your agent will do your business – about the possible liability if they do not honor the POA, and the protections they have when they accept a valid POA.  This is discussed in a little more detail in the POA module, “What Happens After a Power of Attorney Form is Signed.”

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